HOW TO: Make scrumptious vegan matzah toffee for Passover

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HOW TO: Decorate Easter eggs using flowers and foliage

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Father-son duo build gigantic Transformers using recycled scrap metal and car parts

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7 creative ways to decorate Easter eggs

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CourtneyCourtney's coveted, one-of-a-kind upcycled t-shirt rompers and dresses return to Etsy

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Artist knits cruelty-free, detailed animal dissections

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VIDEO: 6 year-old inventors charm President Obama with their LEGO robot at the White House science fair

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While making his rounds at the annual White House Science Fair, President Obama ran into just about the cutest group of young inventors ever, and luckily, it was caught on tape. Five adorable “supergirls,” from a Tulsa Girl Scout Troop, among the youngest to present at this year’s fair, showed off their LEGO “robot” to the president. The girls’ robot, a battery-powered page turner to help people who are paralyzed or have arthritis was clearly a hit. One of the young girls, determined to engage the President, asked if he’d ever had a brainstorming session, like her and her friends had in order to come up with their robot idea. Barely missing a beat, and clearly amused with the little girl’s question, Obama replied, “I have had a couple brainstorming sessions. But I didn’t come up with anything this good! I mean, I came up with things like, you know, health care. It turned out OK.” After kudos to the girls and a sweet group hug, President Obama moved on to the next group of kids but not before proclaiming of the girls’ display, “Girls change the world, I like that!”

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Sao Paulo will now fine people who shame breastfeeding moms

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Even though research shows time and time again that breast milk is the healthiest meal choice for babies, people all over the world still discriminate against breastfeeding moms. In fact, recent research shows that people consider breastfeeding moms less intelligent than mothers who bottle feed, which is absolutely mind-blowing when you consider how breastfeeding helps protect against SIDS and other health problems, keeps mamas healthier and is extremely environmentally friendly. It’s appalling that in this day and age scantily clad girls are the norm in commercials yet stores around the world are still kicking breastfeeding moms to the curb and other adults still make comments about how rude it is for a mom to breastfeed in public. Breastfeeding discrimination is likely one key reason that moms simply don’t breastfeed as long as they should, so we were excited to hear that the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo has approved legislation that prohibits organizations from stopping a woman from breastfeeding in public. Under the new pro-breastfeeding bill, which is expected to become official very soon, violators, both public and private organizations, could be fined the equivalent of around $150 per offense. It would be awesome if other cities around the world would follow Sao Paulo’s example!

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High-definition ultrasound scans show how fetuses react to mom smoking cigarettes

High-definition ultrasound scans show how fetuses react to mom smoking cigarettes

TweetEmailImage: 4D scans showing a sequence of movements displayed by two fetuses at 32 weeks gestation. The image shows fetal movements in a fetus whose mother is a smoker…

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HOW TO: Make one-ingredient fruit roll-ups

HOW TO: Make one-ingredient fruit roll-ups

TweetEmailRemember Fruit Roll Ups or Fruit by the Foot? Yes, they are still around and kids still crave these leathery rolls of ‘fruit’, which often – in…

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WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, "probably" causes cancer

WHO declares that the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup, "probably" causes cancer

The World Health Organization has now publicly classified glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup, the world’s most widely-used weed killer, as…

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8 year-old campaigns for dinosaur-themed shoes for girls and receives amazing show of support from women in science

8 year-old campaigns for dinosaur-themed shoes for girls and receives amazing show of support from women in science

Solidarity doesn’t begin to describe this movement. Indeed, it’s an awakening for product designers, manufacturers, and marketing professionals everywhere. Sophia…

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Preschool for ADULTS now in session in Brooklyn, NY! (Nap-time included!)

Preschool for ADULTS now in session in Brooklyn, NY! (Nap-time included!)

TweetEmailGot a three or four year-old who just doesn’t appreciate the awesomeness that is preschool? Then heck, maybe it’s time you showed your tot how it’s…

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5 reasons you should NOT give your kids real bunnies, chicks & ducks for Easter

5 reasons you should NOT give your kids real bunnies, chicks & ducks for Easter

TweetEmailPhoto by Shutterstock It Teaches Cruelty Taking in an animal for pure amusement is unfair and cruel to the animal in question. Many states even allow appalling…

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Why aren't more schools serving locally grown foods?

Why aren't more schools serving locally grown foods?

TweetEmail In some ways, it’s easier than ever for U.S. schools to serve local food. Once upon a time, tight distributor contracts and lack of federal support made it…

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France bans WiFi in childcare facilities that cater to children under age 3

France bans WiFi in childcare facilities that cater to children under age 3

We’re disappointed that big news in France hasn’t made its way to the top of U.S. headlines: the French National Assembly recently passed a law that will help to limit young…

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HOW TO: Make roasted caramelized butternut squash with sage

HOW TO: Make roasted caramelized butternut squash with sage

1. Gather the ingredients 1 small butternut squash 2 red onions 4 garlic cloves a bunch of fresh sage extra virgin olive oil marine salt and pepper 2. Scoop the seeds Preheat the…

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Toddlers will get a hoot out of the PlanToys Owl Sorter

Toddlers will get a hoot out of the PlanToys Owl Sorter

TweetEmailIf you’re a fan of all things owls, then this is the perfect toy for your toddler, or a savvy baby shower gift or child’s birthday gift for an eco-minded…

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